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08:09 AM ET 07.16 | Without even playing a game, the Knicks had a tough weekend in the backcourt -- from Jason Kidd's arrest to Jeremy Lin's offer sheet. If the Knicks are thinking clearly on this one, they will not match the Rockets' absurd $25 million offer to Lin, officially extended Saturday night to considerable laughter around the NBA. The third year of the deal, at nearly $15 million, is exactly what Lin, a backup-quality player, should be paid over the life of a three-year deal. Don't just take our word for it. When asked about the Rockets' offer, [Carmelo Anthony] called the contract, "ridiculous." It is entirely ridiculous because the Knicks would face enormous luxury tax implications in Year 3, possibly paying $30 million just off of Lin's money alone.

New York Daily News

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July 16, 2012  08:20 AM ET

Whats all the hype about Lin. He was an avg pg when u look at the numbers and he averaged 5 turnovers. He gets way too much credit. He got cut all those times for a reason. He had a few great games and he will be solid. But he is not worth all of this hype.

July 16, 2012  08:27 AM ET

I know some you Linegoatics and Melo bashers/haters will certainly go on insane rants about how wrong Melo is and the he's the problem........No Melo is 100% correct on this. Houston is completely mad with the Asik and Lin contracts of which I hope they get both..fools. I also hope they get the one year rental of Howard and then he walks....these morons here. To think that during the lockout most of you's were championing the owners position. So much for fiscal responsibility. Houston is a glowing example of the owners of the league.

July 16, 2012  08:30 AM ET
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Whats all the hype about Lin. He was an avg pg when u look at the numbers and he averaged 5 turnovers. He gets way too much credit. He got cut all those times for a reason. He had a few great games and he will be solid. But he is not worth all of this hype.

Not according to any fool who signs this jacked up fraud, my Knicks included(I pray they don't). My friend you are asking for some serious trouble from the apparently mindless Linegoatics and their stance the Lin is some kinda superstar in waiting............ha ha ha, this joke has me bent over with laughter with this fraud.

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July 16, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Oh well. Linsanity is over. Moving on i guess. Go Knicks!

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July 16, 2012  09:00 AM ET

what these writers fail to realize is the in that new cba the rockets will only be paying 8 mil a year. while the knicks will have to pay that backloaded 15 mil, they need to do there research before they write not knowing what they are talking about. Not only that the rockets have tons of cap room to do anything they want unlike the knicks who loaded up on massive contracts to 3 players and all 3 players are making more then there worth. So laugh at the rockets all you want but at least they are not in salary cap hell. they took a gamble they could afford to do cause it dosen't really matter to them they are either rebuilding or getting bynum/dwight and still have room for another max guy.

July 16, 2012  09:01 AM ET

oh btw im new here hello lol had to rant

July 16, 2012  09:04 AM ET

It's ok for Melo to make millions and hurt the team with cap space.

July 16, 2012  09:07 AM ET

The Knicks seem to be acting petty for some reason I think they should be punished for dodging morey, the rockets would not of backloaded that contract if they did not want him but for some reason there taking it as a personal blow. what does houston have to gain by hurting the knick there not going to win a championship.

July 16, 2012  09:08 AM ET

Nice while it lasted bye! As The Great Bob Hope once Sang, THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES!!!

July 16, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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It's ok for Melo to make millions and hurt the team with cap space.

Melo has proved he can play in the league at a high level consistently. Not for 14 games

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July 16, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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Melo has proved he can play in the league at a high level consistently. Not for 14 games

he also proved that hes not a team player.

July 16, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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Melo has proved he can play in the league at a high level consistently. Not for 14 games

You can't tell that to the Linegoatics, yeah the rah rah crew for the 26 game wonder. Melo's career compared to 26 games and these sane people with say its a fair comparison.

July 16, 2012  09:15 AM ET
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It's ok for Melo to make millions and hurt the team with cap space.

....I'm pretty sure Melo wasn't commenting on the amount of money Lin would be making. He was speaking to how the Rockets backloaded the deal on purpose to make it a problem for the Knicks to match.

July 16, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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Are you crazy? Where did you come up with this? Ha ha ha ha ha ha Bizarre.

well its all over the rockets sites but what do they know right? lin signed the deal on the 11th and its already been 5 days so do the math bro.

July 16, 2012  09:16 AM ET
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he also proved that hes not a team player.

How? Have you ever heard or read one teammate of Melo's come out and say they didn't like playing with him or that he wasn't a team player?

 
July 16, 2012  09:18 AM ET

This offer is ridiculous. Lin is not NBA material and yet the Rockets are offering silly money.

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